CNN is facing yet another top starr leaving the network amid declining viewership and lost revenues.
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Ratings and revenues of CNN have drastically declined since Trump attacked the network for promoting fake news. Attempts are being made by the network’s new CEO, Chris Licht, to change its direction with terminations, and layoffs.
Western Journal reports, Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon correspondent, is leaving the network, according to colleagues.
CNN’s senior media reporter Oliver Darcy posted the news on Twitter. According to him, Starr announced to colleagues that she will be leaving CNN after her contract expires: “I have decided to move on.”
Jon Adler, senior vice president of program development for CNN Originals, is also departing according to Western Journal.
With the additional staff leaving CNN, there was recently a mass layoff of hundreds of employees.
Hollywood Reporter reports, CNN will lay off workers as part of the company’s continued cost-cutting efforts, which are designed to integrate legacy WarnerMedia companies (like CNN) with Discovery companies.
The CNN CEO said in a memo last Wednesday that paid contributors would be informed of their status that week as part of a new reporting strategy, while full-time employees would be notified by the end of the week.
Licht wrote, “It will be a difficult time for everyone.”
CNN’s Oliver Darcy, whom many would like to see on the “pink slip list” Tweeted the announcement.
“CNN boss Chris Licht informs employees in an all-staff note that layoffs are underway. Licht says those being notified today are largely paid contributors and then tomorrow CNN “will notify impacted employees.Licht will then provide an update to staff afterward.”
He attached the Licht memo.
He followed up that tweet, “Hundreds of CNN staffers are expected to be impacted by the layoffs in what will mark the deepest cuts to the news network in years.”
Will these layoffs and forced resignations be enough to save the embattled news organization? Or will the network finally finish sinking into the abyss? One thing is for certain Chris Licht is not done when it comes to the shake up currently happening at CNN. We also want to note that we hope CNN goes back to being a legitimate news organization, and that the days of their fake news are behind them.
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